GAME won't be stocking Ubisoft's PS Vita launch games

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Posted 5:37pm on Tue 21 February 2012
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GAME won't be stocking Ubisoft's PS Vita launch games
Video games retailer GAME will not be stocking Ubisoft's PS Vita launch titles, the firm has confirmed.

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Posted 5:37pm on Tue 21 February 2012
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and yet Gamestation seem to be stocking them.
Posted 5:37pm on Tue 21 February 2012
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Really? This does seem strange, especially because Rayman origins seemed like a great choice for vita owners on launch. I hope these issues do not persist as, although I may be one of the few, am still one of those people who actually goes out and buys their games from the physical retailer shops.
Posted 9:26pm on Tue 21 February 2012
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Thats a way to increase sales sell less stock Wink
Posted 10:57pm on Tue 21 February 2012
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I'd be quite tempted to go around my local supermarkets, buying up Ubisoft games, and then selling them to GAME at above sticker price. And when they refuse, just point out that this is the exact kind of thing they do to us, and that karma is a bitch.
Posted 11:38pm on Tue 21 February 2012
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GAME obviously can't just get stock from all suppliers without having to pre-pay for it, which is why they're in this situation.

At a shop level they can't do anything and most of the GAME staff I know are fed up with head office decisions. I guess, despite the companies being owned by the same overall company, there must be wholly seperate divisions that look after money, orders etc because gamestation don't seem to have these issues.

My thoughts go out to GAME staff in these uncertain times.

Whether you like them or not, losing GAME would be detrimental to the industry.
Posted 7:40am on Wed 22 February 2012
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At a guess they looked at what stock would be available for those titles and decided to let gamestation take that stock due to their being less gamestation stores then game so wouldn't have to spread it so thinly that cause complaints.
Posted 9:41am on Wed 22 February 2012
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GAME obviously can't just get stock from all suppliers without having to pre-pay for it, which is why they're in this situation.

At a shop level they can't do anything and most of the GAME staff I know are fed up with head office decisions. I guess, despite the companies being owned by the same overall company, there must be wholly seperate divisions that look after money, orders etc because gamestation don't seem to have these issues.

My thoughts go out to GAME staff in these uncertain times.

Whether you like them or not, losing GAME would be detrimental to the industry.

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Whether you like them or not, losing GAME would be detrimental to the industry.
I keep hearing this, but don't see anything to suggest that it is based on anything other than GAME wheeling this exact line out. We didn't get any of this when Woolworths went under, and we didn't seem to mind that Ratners shot themselves in the foot and left the High Streets for good. Free-market economies such as ours work on a merit-based system, and GAME have bitten the hands that feed them one too many times. WHEN they go, I will feel for any of the shop staff who lost their jobs, but I won't even blink when wondering what happened to the morons who made all the decisions that led to the collapse.

Put it this way; How much did you spend in GAME in the last 12 months? Out of the £1300 or so I spent on videogames, only about £50 of it was in GAME. I spent more in SAINSBURY'S than I did in the "market leading" specialist chain! Does this on its own not speak volumes? Sainsbury's sells things cheaper than GAME does, and they got MORE MONEY from me. And my local Sainsbury's isn't even one of the big ones, having a bizarre selection on shelf at any given time.
Posted 12:51pm on Wed 22 February 2012
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If game do go I would hope to see many of the independent stores return to the high streets.
Posted 1:01pm on Wed 22 February 2012
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Whether you like them or not, losing GAME would be detrimental to the industry.
I keep hearing this, but don't see anything to suggest that it is based on anything other than GAME wheeling this exact line out. We didn't get any of this when Woolworths went under, and we didn't seem to mind that Ratners shot themselves in the foot and left the High Streets for good. Free-market economies such as ours work on a merit-based system, and GAME have bitten the hands that feed them one too many times. WHEN they go, I will feel for any of the shop staff who lost their jobs, but I won't even blink when wondering what happened to the morons who made all the decisions that led to the collapse.

Put it this way; How much did you spend in GAME in the last 12 months? Out of the £1300 or so I spent on videogames, only about £50 of it was in GAME. I spent more in SAINSBURY'S than I did in the "market leading" specialist chain! Does this on its own not speak volumes? Sainsbury's sells things cheaper than GAME does, and they got MORE MONEY from me. And my local Sainsbury's isn't even one of the big ones, having a bizarre selection on shelf at any given time.

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I see your point, but you're one of how many? Not defending GAME in any shape or form, as they are complete rip-off merchants.

I may dislike GAME when it comes to their pricing, trade-ins (At times), but if GAME happen to disappear from the high street. The videogame industry in the UK is losing part of it's heritage.

A lot of people use GAME and pay their prices. I have said to many people looking at games when I am currently browsing, saying that you can get it cheaper elsewhere, mainly internet or supermarket. Regardless of the competitive market it has now become. GAME have done well to last this long to finally hit home, that their infrastructure is in tatters.

I still believe the high street is more important than compared to the internet for games. I'm not grumbling either if I can get the game/hardware/accessories cheaper on the net than high-street, however. Though saying that... I prefer to purchase my consoles in-store than online. I have always been like that, as it's just that nostalgia feeling when I have purchased consoles in the past, same with some games to release via midnight launches. Gears 3 being the ever so recent one I went too, and no doubt I will go to the Halo 4 midnight launch 'IF' GAME are still around by then.
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